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Seldom Seen

(Ref. 972560)

Glenridding, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (8)
  • track (6)
  • lovely (5)
  • squirrels (3)
  • quiet (3)
  • red (3)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "Quaint property, in lovely location."

    Cottage had everything that we required and we really enjoyed the wood burning stove.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Perhaps only suitable for a couple and children rather than 4 adults. And certainly not for the infirm. But our 9 year old loved pretending she was Heidi climbing upstairs. The setting is stunning. We heard and then saw two woodpeckers from the cottage. We saw red squirrels and heard a cuckoo. The track up to the cottage is fine if you drive slowly. The kitchen is very well equipped. We heartily recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2022

  • "The remoteness of this lovely cottage was exactly what we were looking for."

    We are familiar with the area so the access track wasn't a surprise, and easily managed with care. The cottage was warm, comfortable and has been sensitively modernised, and the location perfect for a quiet walking holiday.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Oct 2021

  • "Everything we'd hoped for: quality and equipment in the cottage, plus a multitude of red squirrels in the garden."

    Nicely 'off the beaten track', so nice and quiet - with good walks leading straight off from the front door. Thoroughly excellent! [Not for those not confident with the approach via unmade track (easily passed in a normal saloon car) or those seeking a quick walk to the pub!]

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2020

  • "We met the lovely owner when he popped over with a cot for the next Holidayer & a replacement remote."

    Surprised to find sugar but not salt & pepper. Fridge is also quite noisy

    Reviewed by Lorna4.4Oct 2019

  • "The level of equipment in the cottage was way above expectation, especially on the culinary side."

    The cottage was a site that I already knew from the depths of history, and despite any tendency to "rose tinted spectacles" it was as beautiful as I had always remembered: the views of the lake, of the fells, and of the woods, the sounds of the birds, the squirrels (RED), and of the beck down below, the quiet seclusion from the roads, and a bonus - the friendly response of all the neighbours full and part-time. The only downer was an unfriendly "DO NOT TOUCH" on the consumer unit for the heaters: this in spite of me being under the impression that heating was part of the deal, and there being instructions in the "Cottage Manual" for operating it. It is small but perfectly formed !

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2019

  • "Having to walk to and from cottage as we didn't have a 4x4 which is a must to get there did have an effect on what we took and what time we had to come back as we walked in the pitch black otherwise, I haven't had any resolution from either yourselfs or owners so had no choice to stay as we had no refund, wasn't happy leaving my car at bottom of track every night either, shower was temeperamemtal and those stairs!"

    Or should I say ladder , this property needs re- describing as the pictures and description is very misleading, also the neighbours who obviously own not rent clearly aren't happy having strangers traipsing through regularly, quite unfriendly.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards, including access to the property. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia2.2Oct 2018

  • "The track is unsuitable for the average car, it is very rough and long."

    My Toyota Yaris sustained damage to the door sill which will cost £280 to repair, this despite driving up it at walking pace. The stairs are steep but the owner has recently fitted a welcome hand rail. The kitchen area is small but has modern appliances. We found that the bunk bed is rather small for adults. The setting of the cottage is spectacular being surrounded by big hills. Apart for the track we enjoyed our stay. G Evans

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay, Off the beaten track."

    Cosy and comfortable. TV/DVD player, radio. Poor mobile signal in cottage. Can get 3G/4G on front window ledge. If important to you. Lighting a bit dim if you're a reader, could be improved by some higher wattage LED bulbs! Rough track all way from road to cottage, 4x4 ideal, smaller cars might struggle especially in snowy weather. Cottage cold to start as storage heaters all switched off and took 24hrs plus to warm really. Multi fuel fire, worth mentioning so clients can go prepared with wood or coal, v warming once going. Lovely place to stop, would be lovely in Spring/Summer months as able to sit out and enjoy nature more.

    Reviewed by Cara4.0Feb 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x built in child's bunk bed
  • Shower room with hand basin and WC
  • Open plan sitting room and woodburning stove
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Electric oven & hob, washing machine, fridge and microwave
  • Open plan sitting room, TV and DVD player
  • Electric heating, 1 wood burning stove, details of where to purchase logs are in the property
  • Linen is provided
  • Towels not provided
  • On-street parking by the track
  • Lawn area with seating area and view of the fells
  • Local amenities, pubs, convenience shops and hotels with restaurants
  • Lake 10 min walk
  • Note: Not recommended for children under 5 or those with mobility issues as stairs are steep
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio area with outside furniture

The property

This stone mid-terrace miner’s cottage is located just a 10 minute walk from Lake Ullswater and a short drive from Glenridding in the Lake District.

This wonderfully, remote cottage is accessed by a mile long, single track road.

Retaining all its traditional charm, the exposed beams, flagstone floors and wood burning stove create a cosy atmosphere in the Lake District countryside.

Enjoy sublime serenity in the garden with views of the fells and wrap up by the fire on chilly evenings.

This property is set alongside 5 other cottages and is fitting for a family holiday or romantic country stay. The open plan living room is a quaint space with rustic wooden features, a wood burning stove and richly coloured exposed beams.

Ideal for cosy evenings and a hot drink.

Follow the beams into the kitchen where there is a flagstone floor, modern amenities and a handy breakfast bar.

Up the steep stairs and you reach the main bedroom. A minimalist main bedroom features more rugged beams.

There are stunning views of the fells to wake up to.

In the other bedroom, there’s a built-in bunk bed.

Recommended for families with children over 5 years old as the staircase is an open tread "ladder" style and are steep. In the garden, you’ll be struck by the wilderness of your location.

A grassed space with seating, the garden overlooks the towering fells and brings nature right up to the doorstep.

Take a deep breath and expect crisp, fresh air alongside your morning coffee.

Glenridding village is accessed along a single track country road.

It’s a half hour walk or half an hours drive from the property.

Glenridding is a popular spot for holidaying hikers who’re visiting Helvellyn, England’s third highest mountain.

There are some hotels serving country grub and convenience shops.

Lake Ullswater is just a short walk away.

You could also visit Aira Force for its 60-foot waterfall or Glencoyne Bay north of Glenridding.

Ambleside and Windermere can be accessed through Kirkstone Pass. Seldom Seen is a cosy traditional property in a peaceful rural setting, perfect for exploring Helvellyn or for an intimate stay close to the shores of Lake Ullswater.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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About the location


Penrith 6 miles.

The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance. Pooley Bridge is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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